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Emily Picard

Senior Manager

Professional Experience

Emily Picard is a Manager within the Internal Audit & Financial Advisory practice in Orlando, Florida. Emily has a strong accounting background and six years of experience in internal audit co-sourcing and outsourcing arrangements, including risk-based internal audits and process improvement projects.

Major Projects

  • Performed the workstream manager role to support a supply chain process improvement project for a global manufacturing organization. Project responsibilities included the following:
    • Current state process documentation across various sites and business units;
    • Leadership and coordination of large project team, including client resources;
    • Domestic and international travel as ambassador for the change initiative across the organization;
    • Executing workshops and building relationships with participants;
    • Consideration of change management impacts and strategies (training, communication, etc.);
    • Identification of improvement recommendations to standardize or centralize current processes; and
    • Creation of visually impactful PowerPoint deliverables for the executive-level project steering committee.

Performed and managed SOX 302 and 404 compliance efforts across various industries including agriculture, financial services, residential construction, timeshare, hospitality, and product manufacturing. Compliance efforts consisted of annual risk assessments, key IT system scoping, walkthroughs, control documentation, control rationalization, control testing, IT general control testing, and update of entity-level controls for COSO 2013.

Conducted or managed over 25 internal audit projects to address risks associated with various business processes, including accounting, cash handling, human resources, ethics, procurement, construction, property management, and vault operations. Significant involvement in report development, recommendations and communication with management, and design of remediation action plans.

Extensive experience with Project Management including audit plan development, project scheduling, budgeting, staffing, and invoicing.

Managed and/or provided best practice guidance around Workday Financial Management and Human Capital Management application controls and security administration controls.

Areas of Expertise​

  • Internal Audit and Financial Advisory
  • Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Process Improvement
  • Enterprise Risk Management

Industry Expertise

  • Financial Services and Insurance
  • Retail
  • Government
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing

Education

  • B.S.B.A. in Accounting – University of Central Florida
  • MBA – University of Central Florida

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Board Of Governors and Chapter Secretary, Central Florida Chapter of the IIA